Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg on the government’s new energy policy
Consumers can expect to save more than $100 a year on their power bills under the Federal Government’s new energy policy.
The new policy will abolish subsidies for wind and solar within three years.
Retailers will also be required to complement renewable power with other sources, such as coal or gas.
Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg told Tom Elliott customers could expect to see changes soon.
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“The reason why we are getting lower power bills under our plan is because we are bringing investment certainty this will drive investment in mew generation, more supply means lower prices over time it will also remove the volatility we’ve seen in the market, which is great spikes up an down, because as more wind and solar power comes in there hasn’t been sufficient back up storage,” he said.
He said the plan would put a premium on reliable power, for the first time.
Labor Leader Bill Shorten has criticised the government saying there’s no timeframe.